Rifleman

John (Jack) Wright

Conflict: 
WW1
Additional Information: 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Wright, of 25, Harman St., Addington, Christchurch.

References:
  • CWGC
  • Archives New Zealand
NZ WAR GRAVES

Public Contributions:

Submitted by: Vivien Wright
Relationship to casualty: Grandfather’s Brother
John Wright is the brother of my grandfather who was also in WW1. It took me ages to find out what happened to John as his nickname was Jack. He was a train driver in Christchurch New Zealand. [NZWGT... Read More
John Wright is the brother of my grandfather who was also in WW1. It took me ages to find out what happened to John as his nickname was Jack. He was a train driver in Christchurch New Zealand. [NZWGT - record since amended.]


Personal Tributes:

Casualty

Service Number: 
59178
Name:
John (Jack) Wright
Rank: 
Rifleman
Date of Birth:
27 May 1891
Place of Birth:
Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand
Next of Kin: 
Mr John Wright (father), 25 Harman Street, Addington, Christchurch
Religion:
Church of England
Date of Enlistment:
23 March 1917
Locality on Enlistment: 
Cross Creek
Place of Enlistment: 
Masterton, New Zealand
Marital Status:
Single
Occupation on Enlistment:
Fireman
Employer:
New Zealand Railways Department
Unit:
3 New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade, 3 Battalion

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Date of Death:
05 April 1918
Day of Death:
Friday
Conflict: 
WW1

Embarkation Details

Embarkation Body:
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Place:
Wellington, New Zealand
Embarkment Date:
13 October 1917
Transport:
HMNZT 93
Vessel:
Corinthic
Destination:
Liverpool, England

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Location: 
France
John (Jack) Wright
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